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Artie Shaw and his Orchestra play a one-nighter at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lee James Capellaro is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He will find success as Lee Ving, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Los Angeles-based punk rock band Fear.
Glen Matlock, future bassist for the first line-up of the Sex Pistols, is born in Paddington, London.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Blue Angel, on Monument Records in theUSA.
Brian James, guitarist of punk band The Damned, is born in Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Navetta, best-known as guitarist for the Southern California punk rock band Descendents, is born in Inglewood, California, USA.
Phil Bryant is born in Rochford, UK. He will find success as bassist with the pioneering Wiltshire-based but internationally acclaimed anarcho-punk band The Subhumans.
A "10-Day Easter Show" hosted by Soupy Sales opens at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA, featuring The Hullabaloos, The Detergents, Shirley Ellis, Little Richard, The Vibrations, The Exciters, The Hollies, The Uniques, Dee Dee Warwick, Roddy Joy, Sandie Shaw and King Curtis.
On his Natty Dread Tour, Bob Marley plays the first of two nights at The Quiet Knight Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 101ers, featuring The Clash's future frontman Joe Strummer, play at The Eksit Club, Rotterdam, Holland.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at the University Of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida, USA.
The Miamis and The Infliktors play at The Rat Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A gug by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Heartbreakers at the Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales, is cancelled and replaced by one at the Castle Cinema, Caerphilly.
Siouxsie and the Banshees play their first real gig (not counting their appearance at the 100 Club Festival) at The Red Deer, Croydon, UK, supporting The Heartbreakers.
The Clash, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Slits and Subway Sect play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Sex Pistols are denied visas to enter the USA two days before the start of their first American tour.
Ian Dury And The Blockheads release what will become their first UK No1 single, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. It will also be a first for their label, Stiff Records.
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The Ramones play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
The Ramones play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cramps play at Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France, Europe.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Aston Villa Liesure Centre, Birmingham England, UK, supported by Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie.
Blues trio Hot Tuna play at Mountain Stage, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
It is reported that Goldiggers in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK, where artists such as Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Stranglers, Dr Feelgood and the Boomtown Rats played, is to close.
Bowling For Soup play at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Innovative rock guitarist Robert Quine dies aged 61 in New York City, USA. Depressed by the death of his wife, Alice, he deliberately takes an overdose of heroin at his New York City apartment. Quine worked with Richard Hell, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Tom Waits and many others.
Green Day return for the third time to No1 in the Canadian album chart with American Idiot.
Fishbone play at The Mount Tabor Pub, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Lou Reed plays at Grand Rex, Paris, France, Europe.
Green Day play at The John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
Pete Doherty of Babyshambles claims that his former band, The Libertines, was manufactured by him and Carl Barat in deliberate emulation of The Strokes.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at The UMB Bank Pavilion, St Louis, Missouri, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Green Day and Interpol play at The Oxygen Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Kildare, Eire, Europe.
Motley Crue play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Sum 41.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, Michigan, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Green Day play at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, supported by Jimmy Eat World.
Green Day play at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
When Gorillaz play at the walls of the Citadel of Damascus, Syria, Asia, their show includes guest performances by Bobby Womack, De La Soul, The Clash's Paul Simonon and Mick Jones, the Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder, the Pharcyde's Bootie Brown, UK rappers Bashy and Kano, local Syrian artist Eslam Jawaad and Syria's National Orchestra.
Bad Religion play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bruno Mars, Sting and Patti Smith are among the guests at The Lincoln Center, New York City, USA, for TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People gala.
The Vibrators play at The Ultra Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bluesman Willis Earl Beal plays at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Andy Shernoff, co-founder of The Dictators, begins a series of weekly acoustic live shows at The Lakeside Lounge, New York City, USA.
The Jim Jones Revue release a new album, The Savage Heart, in the UK.
Ty Segall plays at De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium, Europe.
Chasing Dragons release a new album, Checkmate, on Trash Unreal Management Records in the UK.
Iggy Pop, with producer Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, finishes work on his seventeenth album, Post Pop Depression, at Pink Duck Studios, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Protomartyr play at The Orangehouse, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Eichenring, Scheeßel, Germany, Europe.